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Ryan Prete

Ryan is a financial writer for Linqto, known for his original blog content, articles, and other works. He previously worked as a financial writer at PitchBook Data, where he covered private equity, and as a reporter for Bloomberg in Washington D.C.,where he reported on tax policy. Ryan has also reported on cybersecurity policy for Inside Washington Publishers. His work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Axios, Yahoo News, and Reuters. He is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Articles by Ryan Prete

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Feb 8, 2024

How Calm is Addressing 2024’s Health Trends

Calm, a company focused on mental health and well-being, aims to support happiness and health through its services such as meditation, sleep aids, and relaxation techniques. Founded in San Francisco in 2012, Calm has grown to run the most popular sleep, meditation, and relaxation app in the world; supporting more than 150 million people and

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Feb 6, 2024

Exploring the Challenges and Potentials in Asteroid Mining

For investors in the space exploration sector, the thought of asteroid mining may feel like something out of a science-fiction novel. However the idea of harnessing lucrative resources from space rocks could soon be a reality.  Asteroids–rocky leftovers from the early formation of our solar system–could hold trillions of dollars worth of resources, and some

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Feb 5, 2024

5 Ways Artificial Intelligence (AI) Is Affecting Our Daily Lives

How Does AI Affect Our Daily Lives Artificial intelligence (AI), once the stuff of science fiction, has quietly woven itself into the fabric of our everyday lives. It’s present in the technology we use daily, from the phones in our pockets to the smart systems in our homes and workplaces . For example, AI shapes

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Jan 16, 2024

How Fanatics is Carving Out its Own Position in the Sports Betting Industry

Fanatics, a global digital sports platform, is actively expanding its presence within the sports betting industry–a dynamic and fast-growing entertainment sector in the U.S.–as part of its broader mission in the sports entertainment and merchandise arena.  The sports betting industry has experienced a meteoric rise since the U.S. Supreme Court 2018 landmark ruling, enabling state-by-state

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Jan 12, 2024

Bitcoin ETFs Go Live: What This Means for Crypto and Blockchain Communities

Several exchange-traded funds that track the price of bitcoin are now actively trading following the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) landmark approval of the funds, which could hold significant implications for the $2 trillion cryptocurrency market and blockchain industries.  The official green-light from the SEC for spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds–or ETFs–came late on Jan. 10

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Jan 11, 2024

From AI Adopters to Market Disruptors: A Deep Dive into 12 Linqto Portfolio Companies

As the private market takes on a new year of opportunity, Linqto’s content team has compiled a list of 12 of our portfolio companies that offer distinctive opportunities based on four investment categories that we’ve identified as potential themes for 2024.  AI Adoption and Focus This vanguard subset represents companies at the leading edge of

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Dec 13, 2023

M&A Outlook in 2024: Why Deals Could Surge Next Year

In the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, geopolitical shifts, and economic fluctuations, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) landscape experienced a significant dip. Moving into 2024, the M&A scene, while still somewhat uncertain, shows the potential for a dynamic shift, reflective of the evolving global economic trends. In this article, we’ll review the key M&A activity trends

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Dec 4, 2023

Market Forecast 2024: Key Trends and Investment Strategies

As the world navigates the complexities of the post-pandemic landscape, global markets in 2024 are approaching a critical phase in the ongoing economic development. While analysts expect economic growth to perform moderately compared to the post-pandemic rebound, there are encouraging signs of resilience and adaptation. Technological advancements, evolving consumer trends, and the ongoing pursuit of

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Nov 20, 2023

Shaping the Future: Exploring the 2024 IPO Landscape

Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) remain pivotal events that can generate significant interest from investors. As economic trends, regulations, and company ambitions evolve, analyzing the IPO climate becomes important for capitalizing on emerging opportunities. This article explores IPO dynamics and the potential 2024 landscape, examining factors influencing market sentiment, technology’s role, and implications across sectors.  For

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Jan 18, 2024

Unlocking Investor Sentiment: Linqto’s 2024 IPO Survey Reveals Tech and AI Take the Lead

A Deep Dive into Market Trends, Recovery Expectations, and Sector Preferences In the dynamic landscape of financial markets, Linqto unveils exclusive insights into investor sentiments with the release of its 2024 IPO Sentiment Survey. The survey, conducted among 2,500 diverse respondents, paints a nuanced picture of market expectations, recovery projections, and sector preferences. As the